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Lauren’s Story

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Lauren's Story

The process has been so, so worth it. I feel so much happier now. All I can say is that if you know you want or need surgery, don’t hesitate to come to Amir. If there is anything I ever want done in the future, I’ll 100% be coming back.

LV from the side before LV from the side after

Lauren, 27, from Kent, was left with a lot of excess skin after having two 9lb babies. In April 2021 she had Abdominoplasty with Liposuction: Back & Sides & Bi-lateral Breast Uplift with Implants. Here she shares her experience with Bella Vou:

After having two large pregnancies and two large babies, I had excess skin around my waist. I had to have an emergency C-section with my second baby and the scar I was left with was wonky and made the skin overhang - it was awful!

I never wanted to be out in public or even at home without baggy clothes on! I couldn’t even put a bikini on in summer in the garden playing with the kids - my confidence wouldn’t let me. I also had a 7cm muscle tear so I had a sort of pot belly too.

I tried to get rid of it by doing cardio and HIIT workouts, but not a lot happened, and I knew I had to go down the surgery route. I’d been thinking about having a Tummy Tuck after having my first baby, but we knew we wanted a bigger family so I waited until I’d had my second child to go through with it.

I initially went to see a different surgeon, and I paid £190 for a consultation, but something just didn’t sit right with me. They said they couldn’t do the entire surgery in one go, and I'd have to wait a whole year before they could fit me in. I knew I didn’t feel completely happy with going under the knife for the first time with them. 

Then I saw Amir Nakhdjevani at Bella Vou and I knew he was the surgeon I wanted. He made me feel instantly at ease. I’d come across him on social media, and he’d also been recommended to me by a friend who had had surgery with him in the past. I went for a free consultation, knowing that I had nothing to lose, and the clinic made me feel instantly calm. It felt more like a spa, with candles and a nice atmosphere - there was nothing clinical about it, the place was stunning!

Amir recommended things that I hadn’t thought of myself, he told me he could do all the procedures at once, and he said he could fit me in for surgery just a few weeks later. It felt right, I felt so much more comfortable with him, and I knew this was where I wanted to go.

I was so excited for surgery, it felt too good to be true! I didn’t think it would ever happen and I couldn't believe I was going to wake up with a new body. The rooms were lovely (there’s nothing hospital-like about them) with a nice open shower and toilet so you don’t have to deal with pulling doors open after surgery. I had Netflix, a comfy bed, and the staff were lovely! Everyone was just amazing, nothing was ever too much for them. 

In theatre, while I was getting prepared, the staff were talking to me and helping me to relax, and they said they could see the excitement in my eyes! The next thing I knew I was waking up again. It was brilliant. I stood up immediately, Scott - my nurse - called my husband straight away to let him know that I was ok, and after one night I was discharged and back home.

After the surgery, I had a couple of face-to-face appointments and a good few phone calls with Bella Vou. My body rejected a couple of the dissolvable stitches and I had a couple of areas that didn’t want to close quickly, but the team sent me out the appropriate dressings to help the healing process. The aftercare is outstanding!

The garment was uncomfortable, but after six weeks I took it off and that was it. This has changed my life for sure. My attitude has changed, my confidence has changed, my relationship has grown again after having babies, I feel stronger in my core -  it’s just an all rounder!

I’ve noticed I’m stronger too - just months on I can feel my abs and my core, and I can do exercise that I wasn’t able to before. My belly still feels a bit numb, but that’s a price I’m willing to pay for all the other results. I know over the next few months this too will improve.

Before treatment I was in a sluggish mood. I never wanted to go out, I hated my body, I  never got naked in front of my husband, I even hated showing Amir my body! Now, I’ve thrown away all my baggy clothes, I can buy clothes that actually fit nicely and I even wear little crop tops and shorts for pyjamas! My confidence is so much better, I would do it all over again if I had to.

The process has been so, so worth it. I feel so much happier now. All I can say is that if you know you want or need surgery, don’t hesitate to come to Amir. If there is anything I ever want done in the future, I’ll 100% be coming back.


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